Theo James, Eric Bana and Jack Reynor Join Rooney Mara in ‘Secret Scripture’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Theo James, Eric Bana and Jack

Eric Bana, Theo James and Jack Reynor are in talks to co-star with Rooney Mara in Jim Sheridan’s adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s “The Secret Scripture.”

Pic also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Jeremy Irons and revolves around a woman’s extended stay at a mental hospital.

Bana will play a rebellious doctor who is responsible for reviewing Roseanne’s (Mara) case, James will play the local Catholic priest and Reynor a member of the British army and Mara’s love interest.

Noel Pearson is producing and Johnny Ferguson is penning the script.

James recently wrapped production on the QED pic “Franny” opposite Dakota Fanning and can also be seen in the ensemble pic “London Fields.” As for “Insurgent,” the next installment in the “Divergent” franchise, James is still filming the pic and will go immediately into “The Secret Scripture” following “Insurgent” production.

Reynor is coming off his breakthrough perf in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” which recently crossed $1 billion at the global box office. Reynor will next be seen opposite Michael Fassbender in “Macbeth” and can also be seen in “Glasslands.”

Bana has been very busy in the last year, appearing in three pics that included Focus’ “Closed Circuit,” Universal’s “Lone Survivor” and Screen Gems’ “Deliver Us From Evil.”

All three actors are repped by WME. James is also repped by Markham Froggatt and Irwin while Bana is also repped by Robert Offer at Sloane Offer .

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  1. TS says:

    seems to be an interesting cast and i am glad to see Theo James in that movie too since he does different roles

  2. JD says:

    Very good book with an awful twist that nearly ruins the whole book. Good cast especially Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave playing the younger/older version of the same character. However Eric Bana would not be right for the role of the doctor. Jeremy Irons would. Anyone know what role Irons is playing?

  3. interested party says:

    Johnny Ferguson did write the adaptation but passed away. Scripted, not scripting.

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